Sublime Nature from ‘Top to Bottom’ in Sabah, Malaysia

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The term sublime refers to a quality of greatness that inspires awe and wonder. It provokes the strongest emotion that the mind is capable of feeling, especially when facing the grandest of experiences. 

It is why we expect this term will best encapsulates the feeling that delegates will derive at the host destination for one of our upcoming events – the Adventure Travel Mart and Conference (ATCM) 2020 in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

Starting from the heights of Mt. Kinabalu, one of Southeast Asia’s highest mountains at 4,095 meters tall, to the underwater depths of Sipadan Island, one of the world’s top dive sites, Sabah offers an infinite playground for adventurous explorers from ‘top to bottom’.

Through a selection of two complimentary tours, PATA is excited to offer delegates the opportunity to experience the sublime of nature at Sabah, Malaysia:


Tour 1: Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Springs

In this route, you’ll be traveling through scenic mountainous countryside to Poring Hot Springs; choose either to hike a bit further to witness intact natural landscape lying as far as the eyes can see at the height of 41 meters above the ground on the 170-meter-long treetop bridge, or chill out in the open-air Japanese-style bathtub where refreshing hot water is believed to have curative power.

Savour the delicacy of Sabahan local cuisine for lunch before a journey to Kinabalu Park’s best-kept secret Mountain Garden, one of the richest assemblages of flora and fauna in the whole planet called earth. 


Tour 2: Sabahan Village life at Tagal Tinopikon Park 

Enjoy the tranquility of the Tagal Tinopikon Park and experience Sabahan authentic village life where the sound of the Moyog River brings tranquility to mind and soul . Then, trek through the jungle to the waterfall for village games and fish feeding at the Tagal Pelian River, and finally conclude the tour with a rare firewood cooked meal.


Sabah is the second largest of Malaysia’s thirteen states, situated on the beautiful island of Borneo. Home to more than 30 indigenous groups, Sabah is culturally and linguistically diverse, with Sabahans’ local languages, Bahasa Malaysia, English, Mandarin, and some Chinese dialects widely spoken.

Getting to Sabah is easy. The city is well-connected domestically and internationally. Presently, Sabah enjoys almost 100 direct international flights from major cities across Asia, with the main gateway, Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA), located only 20 minutes away. 

Experience the sublime in nature of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia on February 12-14, 2020 at the PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart 2020.


About PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart (ATCM)

The annual PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart (ATCM) is Asia Pacific’s leading travel trade event dedicated to the adventure travel industry. The event comprises a one-day travel trade mart and one-day conference, along with sightseeing tours and hosted social functions to facilitate networking and relationship building. Recent events have been held in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India; Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, UAE; Chiang Rai, Thailand; Luoyang, China; and Thimphu, Bhutan. The event’s choice of host destination reflects the growing importance of dispersing tourists to emerging destinations.